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Offline Internet: Deliver Instruction Anywhere


No internet? No Problem!

As technology changes, adult educators find they need more tools and options in their technological toolkits especially as adult education services expand through consortia and community partnerships.

This workshop showcases how using a ‘hotspot’ device can help to deliver materials to learners in these situations. By introducing and demonstrating educational resources for download to use offline “RACHEL” (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) provides a “copy of the internet” through free Open Educational Resources curated across the web. Plus the flexibility of the small hotspot device allows teachers to upload their own resources and make them available to learners in classrooms or remote spaces that have limited access to the internet. This workshop provides an opportunity to connect to and explore a RACHEL device and to discuss possible local options of how your agency or teachers could use this low cost device helping all users gain critical digital literacy skills.

Recommend: Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless device that supports wifi connections.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, ability to navigate the internet.

For more information about this and other OTAN Workshops contact OTAN at or call 916-228-2580.


3 hours


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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.